Nivine Afiouni is the first Lebanese woman and first Arab journalist to reach Antarctica to produce a documentary in Arabic language from the frozen continent. Her documentary was a break-through in the Arab media as it was the first of its kind originally in Arabic language. Afiouni Holds a position of Chief sub editor in Sky News Arabia. She was among the founding team of Sky News Arabia, when she joined theArabic international channel in Abu Dhabi in January 2012. Afiouni worked for 5 years in Al-Arabiya news channel and was among its senior reporters. She covered many conflicts and wars; mostly regime changes in the Arab world, all files related to, Qatar Crisis, the US politics, counter-terrorism, Lebanese politics and many entertainment stories too.. Afiouni Holds a Masters degree; with distinction, in International Affairs from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy in Tufts University in Boston. Her thesis on the Origin of Cruelty of ISIS and Counter Terrorism Strategies, was the first of its kind in the world to research deeply in the origin of cruelty of terrorist groups and interview ISIS members. She also holds a degree in Political Sciences and Economics from the Lebanese University and a certificate in conflict resolution; negotiation and mediation skills. Afiouni proudly won the award of the best negotiator in International Crisis Symposium on negotiation and mediation in Cyprus 2005 among 60 nationalities around the world. Afiouni worked with pan Arabnewspapers, Alhayat, Assafir Albalad etc, when she started her career in journalism 14 years ago. Her work was based on investigative reporting. Afiouni is also a professional sessions moderator for a variety of topics. She is a professional trainer on Media Crisis, journalism: print and TV, Foreign Policy Leadership, Nation Branding, and Negotiation skills. Afiouni holds many honorary awards for her work in journalism and social field and women leadership. She is also a professional violin player for 17 years.
Cognitive Scientist and Founder of New Dawn Technologies
Chief Executive Office, GEMS Education
Vice President and Board Member, SABIS®
Former Prime Minister, Chair of the Board of Directors, Global Partnership for Education